We narrow down the possibilities for Fox's unnamed project
Next gallery »The 75 best Batman covers of all-time: #45-36
« Previous gallery'Winter Soldier' and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' posters
Marvel Comics has a rich tradition of teams and heroes putting aside their differences for the greater good, it's time for film audiences to experience what comic fans have been embracing and debating for years: the crossover. And if Hollywood has learned anything from the success of "The Avengers," it's that crossover films do big box office. Fox controls two major Marvel properties, and the temptation to smash them together in one big cosmic blowout must be tempting. Of course, Fox has to be careful with this one, as the cosmic sensibilities of the "Fantastic Four" could be difficult to mesh with the more grounded X Universe, but imagine a film with Wolverine going toe to toe with Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm in a dog fight with Storm, or the mind of Reed Richards going against the telepathic abilities of Charles Xavier. Or, imagine what kind of threat would be needed for the two diverse teams to team up. Galactus, perhaps? Or how about spinning the crossover out of the next X-Men flick and feature Apocalypse as the villain?
Of course, whoever the X-Men and the FF could take on, the winners would be the fans as seeing two of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's greatest creations sharing time on a movie screen would be too cool for words. This team-up would be a great way for Fox to introduce cosmic elements into the X-Men as well as make their "Fantastic Four" franchise more "legit" by teaming the new versions of Ben, Sue, Johnny and Reed with Fox's first superhero film success story. By teaming up their two franchises, the studio would be in a great position to potentially own 2018.